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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967

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97Application to Crown

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, the provisions of this Act specified in subsection (2) below shall apply to vehicles and persons in the public service of the Crown.

(2)The said provisions are sections 1, 9 to 12, 18 to 24, 33 to 37, 40, 42, 44, 47 to 51, 54, 55, 57 to 69, 71 to 79, 82 and 83 and, except in relation to vehicles and persons in the armed forces of the Crown when on duty, section 6.

(3)The Minister may by regulations vary in relation to vehicles used for naval, military or air force purposes while being driven by persons for the time being subject to the orders of a member of the armed forces of the Crown the provisions of any statutory provision imposing a speed limit on motor vehicles; but regulations under this subsection may provide that any variation made by the regulations shall have effect subject to such conditions as may be specified in the regulations.

(4)For the purpose of proceedings for an offence under this Act in connection with a vehicle in the public service of the Crown, being proceedings against a person other than the driver or rider of the vehicle, the person nominated in that behalf by the department in whose service the vehicle is used shall be deemed to be the person actually responsible unless it is shown to the satisfaction of the court that the driver or rider only was responsible.

98Vehicles used for marine salvage

Section 97(3) of this Act shall have effect in relation to motor vehicles used for salvage purposes pursuant to Part IX of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 as it has effect in relation to vehicles used for naval, military or air force purposes while being driven as therein mentioned.

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